Težave pri prevajanju metafor v govorih politične kampanje: Opisno-analitična študija

Translated title of the contribution: Problems in translating metaphors in political campaign speeches: A descriptive-analytical study

Susanne Ramadan Shunnaq, Adel Abu Radwan, Hassan Shuqair

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Abstract

This study examines Sultan Qaboos University senior translation students’ renditions of metaphors taken from speeches delivered as part of the 2016 US presidential election campaign. An explanatory mixed-methods approach is used to determine, firstly, students’ recognition of the metaphor as a construct; secondly, their translation of identified metaphors and the ensuing difficulties they encountered owing to linguistic, rhetorical, and/or cultural considerations; and finally the strategies they adopted to overcome these difficulties. The findings reveal that the students encountered difficulties recognising certain metaphors in the English texts (STs) and faced considerable challenges in translating them appropriately into the target language (TL), which is Arabic. The study concludes with recommendations for translation teachers and translator trainers.

Translated title of the contributionProblems in translating metaphors in political campaign speeches: A descriptive-analytical study
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)257-278
Number of pages22
JournalELOPE: English Language Overseas Perspectives and Enquiries
Volume17
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • English-Arabic translation
  • Metaphor
  • Political speech
  • Rhetoric

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Literature and Literary Theory

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